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London Underground - A 1938 carriage. Credit: TFL from the London Transport Museum Collection

London Underground: History of the world’s oldest underground railway

Rush hour in London is a hectic affair, so why not take time out to explore the history of the world’s oldest and most famous underground network?  WORDS  CHRIS BEANLAND London’s Underground railway is not only...
Worcester College

Your essential guide to Oxford

The university city in southeast England is easy to explore on foot and is a hub of museums, galleries and historic buildings  Getting there Oxford is about 50 miles (90km) from London. If you drive, use...
Anthony van Dyck, Charles I, 1635-6

Charles I’s art collection reunited for first time since Civil War at London’s Royal...

King Charles I had a huge art collection. After his execution, it was split up and sold off across Europe. Now, for the first time since the 17th-century, more than 100 paintings and sculptures...
'Bump, bump, bump', Winnie-the-Pooh chapter 1, pencil drawing by E. H. Shephard, 1926

Winnie-the-Pooh comes to the V&A in the UK’s largest exhibition of the bear of...

Created by A. A. Milne and drawn by E. H. Shepard, Winnie-the-Pooh is one of the best-loved characters in children's literature. Now a major exhibition is coming to London's Victoria and Albert Museum He might...
Roman gladiator show

Roman London: what to do at the Londinium 2017 festival

Gladiators, togas, chariots. We think we know what life in Roman London was like. But is any of it true? We preview Londinium, a season of events in the capital celebrating London's Roman heritage Close...
House of Commons 1914, oil on canvas by Leopold Braun, WOA 2949 Credit: Palace of Westminster Collection. www.parliament.uk/art | Parliament and the First World War | Westminster | Houses of Parliament

Parliament and the First World War exhibition launches at Westminster

A new free exhibition at the Houses of Parliament examines the role of Parliament and the First World War Parliament and the First World War is a free exhibition at the Houses of Parliament, Westminster,...
The new colonnade entrance from Exhibition Road uses the 1909 Aston Webb Screen. London’s Victoria & Albert Museum

21st-century makeover for London’s Victoria & Albert Museum

See the results of London’s Victoria & Albert Museum’s biggest architectural project in 100 years Founded in 1852, London’s Victoria & Albert Museum in South Kensington is the world’s leading museum of art and design. Launched...

A romantic treasure hunt at the British Museum

A new interactive trail at the British Museum promises to help visitors engage with some of the museum’s exhibits in a fun and slightly naughty way. Following success at the Louvre and the Musée d’Orsay...
The Princess Royal takes a ride on the Mail Rail. The Princess Royal explored the quirky history of the most royal of British institutions, the Royal Mail, and discovered the origins of the world's earliest social network: the post. Credit: Miles Willis/Getty Images for The Postal Museum) | Princess Anne opens the Postal Museum and Mail Rail

Princess Anne opens the Postal Museum and Mail Rail

HRH the Princess Royal has officially opened the much-anticipated Postal Museum and Mail Rail in London’s Clerkenwell, which will give visitors access to an incredible subterranean world From next month visitors to London will be...
Houses of Parliament c1900. Credit: Parliamentary Archives

London History Day launches

On Wednesday 31 May (the date Big Ben first started keeping time) England’s capital will celebrate the first ever London History Day, recognising the extraordinary history and heritage of this great city London History Day, an initiative by...

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